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June 21, 2001

FDA First Notice: STR Brand Dried Sweet Potatos Recalled

Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Strong America Limited has recalled certain STR brand Dried Sweet Potatos because the product contained undeclared sulfites.

This is the first public notice of this Class I recall issued by the FDA.

STR brand Dried Sweet Potato packed in flexible plastic bags, net wt. 7 oz. Product of China.

Recall # F-299-1.


Xiamen Da Chang Hua Imp. & Exp. Co., Fujian, China Foreign supplier & possible manufacturer.

Strong America Limited, Brooklyn, NY, by Press Release on July 3, 2000, and by letter dated October 2, 2000. *Completed recall resulted sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

*Completed recall: FDA states 'completed recall' indicates the company has removed all affected product from store shelves,  it does not necessarily mean this particular product lot, or codes, have been fully accounted for.

NY, MA, TN , NC, FL, IL and GA.

151 cases (100 - 7 oz. packages per case) were distributed.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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